Super Bowl Advertising

Go Daddy Dodges a Bullet

28 Jan , 2015  

Go Daddy Puppy

Earlier this week Professor Derek Rucker and I wrote an article for Fortune highlighting four Super Bowl spots that never should have run. GoDaddy was about to secure a second spot on that list, setting up next year’s article on five spots that never should have run. Yesterday afternoon, however, GoDaddy pulled its ad. The company […]

Super Bowl Advertising

Go Daddy’s Super Bowl Problem

27 Jan , 2015  

Danica Patrick

GoDaddy just released its Super Bowl spot featuring Buddy the very cute puppy. There is just one problem. People seem to hate it. A few early comments from You Tube: “If you don’t remove this video I will cancel all my websites and business and go elsewhere.” “How dare you depict breeders who love and […]

Super Bowl Advertising

Victoria’s Secret Gets Everything Right

26 Jan , 2015  

VS Teaser

Every once in a while you see a marketer make it all look easy. The advertising delivers a benefit. The communication generates interest. People respond. This week, Victoria’s Secret provides an example. The brand is making all the right moves as it heads into the Super Bowl. Let’s review some of the brand’s recent activity. […]

Super Bowl Advertising

Super Tuesday for Super Bowl Advertisers

20 Jan , 2015  

Kam Chancellor

We now know who will be playing in the Super Bowl on February 1. It should be a good game. We don’t know much about the more interesting part of the event: the advertising. The Super Bowl advertising hype is just beginning. To date, only a few advertisers have rolled out their pre-game campaigns. Skittles released a […]

Branding Insights,Super Bowl Advertising

Carnival Corporation and Brand Portfolio Strategy

13 Jan , 2015  

Carnival will be advertising on the 2015 Super Bowl. The move makes sense; Carnival Corporation is by far the world’s largest cruise company and wants to get people in the U.S. excited about taking a trip. This a good time for such a message; the economy is getting better and people have money to spend. […]

Brands in the News

Five Brands to Watch in 2015

1 Jan , 2015  

This will be a challenging year for many brands. Competition is intense, growth can be hard to find and the growth of digital communication is shifting the marketing landscape. Here are five notable brands to watch in the year ahead. Lufthansa Lufthansa is one of the world’s great airlines. It is also under attack. Lufthansa […]

Branding Insights,Managing Your Career

The Marketer’s December Task: Look Back

18 Dec , 2014  

Looking Back 3

We are close to the end of the year. This is an important time for marketers to take a look at the business and reflect on how things have gone. Business leaders don’t devote much time to looking back. There is constant pressure to update the plan and execute, so people tend to work on the […]

Super Bowl Advertising

GoDaddy, Great Brands and Risk

4 Dec , 2014  

Go_Daddy_2013_Super_Bowl_Perfect_Match_Three_Shot

GoDaddy announced last week that it will be advertising on the Super Bowl again in 2015. The announcement was not a surprise; GoDaddy has used the Super Bowl effectively to build its brand over the past decade. This will be its 11th appearance. GoDaddy also announced that its Super Bowl ad will feature a cute […]

Super Bowl Advertising

Kicking off the Super Bowl Advertising Season

3 Dec , 2014  

Super_Bowl_XLIII_-_Thunderbirds_Flyover_-_Feb_1_2009

The Super Bowl is just over two months away. Once again, Derek Rucker and I will be leading the Kellogg Super Bowl Advertising Review. I’ll be posting about Super Bowl ads in the weeks leading up to the game. Last year Derek and I had a dedicated blog for the event. This year, I’ll post our thoughts here. […]

Brands in the News

Wallenda, Chicago and Branding

7 Nov , 2014  

SKYSCRAPER LIVE

Chicago built its brand this week by hosting Nik Wallenda’s high-wire walk across the city. The event attracted attention around the world. It was a terrific moment for Chicago; the event highlighted Chicago’s remarkable urban center. While people were watching Wallenda they were also watching Chicago. This is how great brands are built in the […]